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980 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 10, NO.

3, MARCH 2011

Exact Performance of Two-Way AF Relaying in


Nakagami-𝑚 Fading Environment
Jing Yang, Pingzhi Fan, Trung Q. Duong, and Xianfu Lei

Abstract—The performance of two-way amplify-and-forward of published works concerning performance analysis of two-
(AF) relaying networks over independently but not necessarily way relaying system is relatively small. Han et al. presented
identically distributed (i.n.i.d.) Nakagami-𝑚 fading channels, an upper and lower bound for average sum-rate and an upper
with integer and integer plus one-half values of fading parameter
𝑚, is studied. Closed-form expressions for the cumulative distri- bound for pairwise error probability (PEP) in [10]. Ping and
bution function (CDF), probability density function (PDF), and Ting investigated and compared the average rate performances
moment generating function (MGF) of the end-to-end signal- in one-way and two-way AF relaying network [11]. Qiang
to-noise ratio (SNR) are presented. Utilizing these results, we et al. derived closed-form results for the outage probability
analyze the performance of two-way AF relaying system in in [12]. Later, Duong et al. obtained the exact closed-form
terms of outage probability, average symbol error rate (SER),
and average sum-rate. Simulations are performed to verify the expressions for outage probability, average symbol error rate
correctness of our theoretical analysis. (SER), and average sum-rate in [13].
While the aforementioned works assumed Rayleigh fading
Index Terms—Two-way relaying network, outage probability,
average symbol error rate (SER), average sum-rate, Nakagami-𝑚 scenarios, to the best of our knowledge, the performance of
fading. two-way relaying system over generalized Nakagami-𝑚 fading
has not been investigated. It is well known that Nakagami-
𝑚 fading spans via the 𝑚 parameter a wide range of fading
I. I NTRODUCTION scenarios that is typical in realistic wireless relay applications,

I N conventional cooperative communication networks, which includes the one-sided Gaussian distribution (𝑚=0.5)
when all terminals are operated in half-duplex fashion, and Rayleigh fading (𝑚=1) as special cases. In practice, the
the transmission of one information symbol from the source radio links between the two source terminals and the relay
terminal to the destination terminal occupies two channel uses may experience different fading scenario, which is a realistic
[1]. This leads to a loss in spectral efficiency due to the pre-log assumption for a scenario where two source terminals are
factor one-half in corresponding to sum-rate expressions. To positioned different distance away from the relay node.
improve the spectral efficiency in half-duplex relaying, two- In this paper, we focus on the performance analysis of
way relaying was proposed in [1], [2], where two source nodes two-way AF relaying system in generally independently but
simultaneously send their information to the relay node in not necessarily identically distributed (i.n.i.d.) Nakagami-𝑚
the multiple-access (MA) phase and the relay node broadcasts fading channels. Specifically, we derive exact expressions for
the received signal to the two source nodes in the broadcast outage probability, average SER, and average sum-rate. We
(BC) phase. In [1], Rankov and Wittneben have introduced first present tractable forms for the statistics of the end-
the two-way relaying protocols, known as two-way amplify- to-end signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), e.g., cumulative distribu-
and-forward (AF) relaying and two-way decode-and-forward tion function (CDF), probability density function (PDF), and
(DF) relaying. moment generating function (MGF). These new results are
Recently, the performance of the conventional one-way co- then applied to study the end-to-end performance of two-way
operation system has been well investigated [3]–[9]. However, relaying network, resulting in exact expressions for outage
scanning the up-to-date open technical literature, the number probability, average SER and average sum-rate. Note that for
the case of Rayleigh fading channels, our general expressions
Manuscript received June 28, 2010; revised October 17, 2010; accepted for Nakagami-𝑚 fading reduce to the previously published
December 12, 2010. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper results presented in [13] as special cases. Analytical formulas
and approving it for publication was S. Ghassemzadeh.
This work was supported by the National 863 High-Tech R & D are also verified by simulations.
Program (No.2009AA01Z238), the National Science Foundation of China
(No.61032002/60872013/60872014/60902023), the 111 Project (No.111-2-
14), the Sino-Swedish Cooperation Program (No.2008DFA12160), the Open II. S YSTEM AND C HANNEL M ODEL
Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks
(No.ISN11-04), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Uni- A simple two-way relaying system model operating over
versities (No.2010XS21). i.n.i.d. Nakagami-𝑚 fading channels is illustrated in Fig. 1.
J. Yang, P. Fan, and X. Lei are with the Institute of Mobile Commu- Two source nodes T 1 and T 2 wish to exchange information
nications, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610031, P. R.
of China. J. Yang and X. Lei are also with The State Key Laboratory with each other via an AF relay node R. Each transmission
of Integrated Services Networks, Xidian University, Xi’an, China (e-mail: period is divided into two transmission phases: MA phase
jingyang95@gmail.com, p.fan@ieee.org, xflei81@yahoo.com.cn). and BC phase. In the MA phase, T 1 and T 2 simultaneously
T. Q. Duong is with the Blekinge Institute of Technology, SE-371 79
Karlskrona, Sweden (e-mail: quang.trung.duong@bth.se). send their information messages to R. In the BC phase, R
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2𝑚𝑚 𝑖 −𝑏𝑖 𝛾 𝑚𝑖 −1 𝑚
(𝑚𝑗 − 1)! ∑ ∑ ∑ 1 (𝑝𝑗 )
𝑗 −1 𝑝𝑗
𝑖 𝑒
𝐹𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾) = 1 −
T1 R T2 𝛾¯𝑖𝑚𝑖 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 𝑝𝑗 ! 𝑘
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
h1 ( )( )− 𝜎𝑖2+1 ( )𝑝 + 𝜎𝑖 +1
h2 𝑚𝑖 − 1 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 𝑗 2
×
𝑝𝑖 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗
BC BC
× 𝛾 𝛿𝑖 𝐾𝜎𝑖 +1 (𝑎𝛾), (4)
Fig. 1. System model. where√ 𝛿𝑖 = 𝑚𝑖 + 𝑝𝑗 , 𝜎𝑖 = 𝑝𝑖 − 𝑘, 𝑏𝑖 = 𝑚𝑖 /¯ 𝛾𝑖 + 2𝑚𝑗 /¯
𝛾𝑗 ,
𝑎 = 2 2𝑚𝑖 𝑚𝑗 /(¯ 𝛾𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗 ) and 𝐾𝑣 (⋅) is the v-th order modified
Bessel function of the second kind [14, Eq. (8.432.6)].
constraint and broadcasts to T 1 and T 2 . As in [13], for Proof: See Appendix A.
simplicity of derivation, we assume equal transmit power Theorem 2: When 𝑚 is integer plus one half, the CDF of
(denoted as P𝑠 ) at T 1 , T 2 and R and equal variance (denoted 𝛾𝑇𝑖 is given by
as N 0 ) for the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) at the √ ( ) 𝑚2𝑖 − 14 ( ) 𝑚𝑗 − 1
three terminals. Moreover, we presume that T 1 and T 2 have the 𝜋 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 2 4
𝐹𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾) = 1 −
perfect knowledge of the corresponding channel coefficients Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗
so that the self-interference can be fully eliminated. We also ∑ ∑ 𝛾 2 𝑒 𝑖 𝐻𝛼−1 (𝑐𝑖 √𝛾)
𝑚𝑖 − 12 𝑚𝑗 − 12 𝛼 −𝑐2 𝛾
denote h1 and h2 as independent channel coefficients for × E, (5)
T1 → R and T2 → R links, respectively, which are modeled 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0
2𝛼−1
𝑖 𝑗
as Nakagami-𝑚 random variables (RVs). Assume that the
channels are reciprocal, so the channel gains of T𝑖 → R where
2

and R → T𝑖 (𝑖 = 1, 2) links are identical [1]. Hence, the 𝛼= (𝑚𝑙 − 𝑝𝑙 ) − 1,
instantaneous SNR of terminal T𝑖 in the BC phase, 𝛾𝑇𝑖 , can 𝑙=1
be given by [1], [10], [13] √ √
𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗
𝛾𝑖 𝛾𝑗 𝑐𝑖 = + ,
𝛾𝑇𝑖 = , (1) 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗
2𝛾𝑖 + 𝛾𝑗
( )− 𝑝2𝑖 ( )− 𝑝2𝑗
2𝑚𝑗
where 𝛾𝑖 = 𝑃𝑠 ∣ℎ𝑖 ∣2 /𝑁0 and 𝛾𝑗 = 𝑃𝑠 ∣ℎ𝑗 ∣2 /𝑁0 ( 𝑖, 𝑗 = 1, 2 (𝑚𝑖 + 𝑝𝑖 − 1
2 )!(𝑚𝑗 + 𝑝𝑗 − 12 )! 𝑚 𝛾
¯𝑖
𝑖
𝛾
¯𝑗
and 𝑖 ∕= 𝑗) are the instantaneous SNRs for T𝑖 → R and 𝐸= ,
4𝑝𝑖 +𝑝𝑗 𝑝𝑖 !𝑝𝑗 !(𝑚𝑖 − 𝑝𝑖 − 12 )!(𝑚𝑗 − 𝑝𝑗 − 12 )!
R → T𝑗 links, respectively. Note that { }𝛾0 = 𝑃𝑠 /𝑁 {0 is
} the
average transmit SNR and Ω𝑖 = 𝔼 ℎ2𝑖 , Ω𝑗 = 𝔼 ℎ2𝑗 are and
the respective variances of h𝑖 and h𝑗 , where 𝔼 {⋅} denotes the ⌊∑
2⌋
𝑛
𝑛−2𝑘
statistical average operator. Since h𝑖 is modeled as Nakagami- (−1)𝑘 (2𝑥)
𝐻𝑛 (𝑥) = 𝑛! , (6)
𝑚 RV, the instantaneous SNR, 𝛾i is a gamma distributed RV 𝑘! (𝑛 − 2𝑘)!
𝑘=0
with PDF given by
is the Hermite polynomials [14, Eq.(8.951].
𝑚𝑚 𝑖 𝑚 𝛾 Proof: See Appendix B.
− 𝑖
𝑓𝛾𝑖 (𝛾) = 𝑚𝑖
𝑖
𝛾 𝑚𝑖 −1 𝑒 𝛾¯𝑖 , (2) Corollary 1: When 𝑚 is integer plus one half, the PDF of
𝛾¯𝑖 Γ (𝑚𝑖 )
𝛾𝑇𝑖 is given by
where Γ(⋅) is the gamma function [14, Eq. (8.310.1)], 𝑚𝑖 is √ ( ) 𝑚2𝑖 − 14 ( ) 𝑚𝑗 − 1
𝜋 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 2 4
the Nakagami fading parameter and 𝛾¯𝑖 = Ω𝑖 𝛾0 is the average 𝑓𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾) =
SNR of the T𝑖 → R link. Hence, its CDF can be written as Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗
∑ ∑ 𝛾 2 𝑒 𝑖 𝐻𝛼+1 (𝑐𝑖 √𝛾)
𝑚𝑖 − 12 𝑚𝑗 − 12 𝛼 −1 −𝑐2 𝛾

Γ (𝑚𝑖 , (𝑚𝑖 /¯
𝛾𝑖 ) 𝛾) × E. (7)
𝐹𝛾𝑖 (𝛾) = 1 − , (3) 2𝛼+1
Γ (𝑚𝑖 ) 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0
𝑖 𝑗

Proof: See Appendix C.


where Γ (⋅, ⋅) is the incomplete gamma function defined in
[14, Eq. (8.350.2)].
A. Outage Probability
The outage probability 𝑃𝑜𝑢𝑡,𝑇𝑖 (𝛾𝑡ℎ ) at T 𝑖 is defined as the
III. P ERFORMANCE A NALYSIS OF T WO -WAY AF probability that the instantaneous SNR falls below a given
R ELAYING N ETWORK threshold 𝛾𝑡ℎ ,
𝑃𝑜𝑢𝑡,𝑇𝑖 (𝛾𝑡ℎ ) = Pr (𝛾𝑇𝑖 < 𝛾𝑡ℎ ) = 𝐹𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾𝑡ℎ ) , (8)
We first present the CDF and PDF of 𝛾𝑇𝑖 , which will be
used for the derivation of the performance metrics. where 𝐹𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾𝑡ℎ ) is the CDF of the instantaneous SNR at
Theorem 1: When 𝑚 is integer, the CDF of 𝛾𝑇𝑖 is given terminal T 𝑖 , evaluated at 𝛾=𝛾𝑡ℎ .
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It is clear now that by using (4), (5), and (8), the outage 𝜋(2𝑎)𝜎𝑖 +1 Γ(𝛿𝑖 + 𝜎𝑖 + 1)Γ(𝛿𝑖 − (𝜎𝑖 + 1))
𝑠2 = ( )
probability of two-way AF relaying network over Nakagami- (𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 + 𝑎)𝛿𝑖 +𝜎𝑖 +1 Γ 𝛿𝑖 + 12
( )
𝑚 fading channels with integer and integer plus one half 3 1 𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 − 𝑎
values of 𝑚 at terminal 𝑇𝑖 can be easily expressed in closed × 2 𝐹1 𝛿𝑖 + 𝜎𝑖 + 1, 𝜎𝑖 + ; 𝛿𝑖 + ; ,
2 2 𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 + 𝑎
form.
For the case of Rayleigh fading channel, i.e., 𝑚 = 1, we

can see that our result particularizes to [13, Eq. (16)]. 𝜋(2𝑎)𝜎𝑖 Γ(𝛿𝑖 + 𝜎𝑖 + 1)Γ(𝛿𝑖 − 𝜎𝑖 + 1)
When 𝑚 = 0.5, the Nakagami distribution corresponds to a 𝑠3 = −
(𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 + 𝑎)𝛿𝑖 +𝜎𝑖 +1 Γ(𝛿𝑖 + 32 )
one-sided Gaussian distribution, which is an important special ( )
1 3 𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 − 𝑎
case as it represents the worst case of fading channels. Espe- × 2 𝐹1 𝛿𝑖 + 𝜎𝑖 + 1, 𝜎𝑖 + ; 𝛿𝑖 + ; ,
cially, the obtained result of outage probability for 𝑚 = 0.5 2 2 𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 + 𝑎
will have a significant practical usefulness in wireless relaying and 𝑝 𝐹𝑞 (𝑎1 , ..., 𝑎𝑝 ; 𝑏1 , ..., 𝑏𝑞 ; 𝑥) is the generalized hypergeo-
systems when quality of service requirements mandate design- metric function [14, Eq.(9.14.1)].
ing for worst-case fading. For 𝑚 = 1, (11) exactly agrees with [13, Eq. (9)].
B. Average Symbol Error Rate 2) Integer plus one-half values of 𝑚: In this case, with the
help of (7), Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) can be determined by
In order to obtain the average SER for a large variety
of modulation schemes, the MGF based approach [15] will √ ( ) 𝑚2𝑖 − 14 ( ) 𝑚𝑗 − 1
be used in this paper. Based on the fact that Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) = 𝜋 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 2 4
Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) =
𝔼𝛾𝑇𝑖 {exp(−𝑠𝛾)}, to evaluate the average SER, the PDF Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗
𝑓𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾) and the MGF Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) will be firstly obtained in the 𝑚𝑖 − 12 𝑚𝑗 − 12 ⌊ 𝛼+1
2 ⌋
∑ ∑ ∑ (−1)𝑘 E × (𝛼 + 1)!(2𝑐𝑖 )𝛼+1−2𝑘
following. ×
1) Integer values of 𝑚: In this case, 𝑓𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾) can be found 𝑝𝑖 =0 𝑝𝑗 =0 𝑘=0
2𝛼+1 𝑘!(𝛼 + 1 − 2𝑘)!
by taking the first derivative of (4) with respect to 𝛾, yielding ∫ ∞
2 2𝛼−2𝑘−1
× 𝑒−(𝑐𝑖 +𝑠)𝛾 𝛾 2 𝑑𝛾. (12)
2𝑚𝑚
𝑚∑𝑖 −1 𝑚
∑ ∑ 1 (𝑝𝑗 )
𝑗 −1 𝑝𝑗
𝑖 (𝑚𝑗 − 1)!
𝑖
0
𝑓𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾) = − 𝑚𝑖
𝛾¯𝑖 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 𝑝𝑗 ! 𝑘 From [14, Eq. (3.326.2)], (12) can be calculated as
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
( )( ) 𝜎 +1
− 𝑖2 ( ) 2𝑝𝑗 +𝜎𝑖 +1
√ ( ) 𝑚2𝑖 − 14 ( ) 𝑚𝑗 − 1
𝑚𝑖 − 1 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 2
𝜋 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 2 4
× Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) =
𝑝𝑖 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗
× [𝐿′1 (𝛾)𝐿2 (𝛾) + 𝐿1 (𝛾)𝐿′2 (𝛾)] , (9) 𝑚𝑖 − 12 𝑚𝑗 − 12 ⌊ 𝛼+1
2 ⌋
∑ ∑ ∑ (−1)𝑘 (𝛼 + 1)!(2𝑐𝑖 )𝛼−2𝑘+1
Recalling the relationship between Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) and 𝑓𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾), ×
Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) can be determined by 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0
2𝛼+1 𝑘!(𝛼 − 2𝑘 + 1)!
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
−𝑢
2𝑚𝑚𝑖 (𝑚𝑗 − 1)! ∑
𝑚𝑖 −1 𝑚
∑ ∑ 1 (𝑝𝑗 )
𝑗 −1 𝑝𝑗 × (𝑐2𝑖 + 𝑠) Γ(𝑢)E, (13)
Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) = − 𝑚𝑖 𝑖
𝛾¯𝑖 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 𝑝𝑗 ! 𝑘 where 𝑢 = (2𝛼 − 2𝑘 + 1)/2.
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
( )( )− 𝜎𝑖2+1 ( ) 2𝑝𝑗 +𝜎 𝑖 +1 For 𝑚 = 0.5, one can obtain the MGF of 𝛾𝑇𝑖 from (13) in
𝑚𝑖 − 1 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 2
one-sided Gaussian distribution fading channel.
×
𝑝𝑖 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗 The derived MGF, Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) in (11) and (13), can be used to
∫ ∞
× [𝐿′1 (𝛾)𝐿2 (𝛾) + 𝐿1 (𝛾)𝐿′2 (𝛾)] 𝑒−𝑠𝛾 𝑑𝛾, (10) evaluate the average SER. For instance, the average SER for
0 M-PSK at T𝑖 can be expressed as [15, Eq. (9.15)]
where 𝐿1 (𝛾) = 𝑒−𝑏𝑖 𝛾 , 𝐿2 (𝛾) = 𝛾 𝛿𝑖 𝐾𝜎𝑖 +1 (𝑎𝛾) and 𝐿′𝑖 (𝛾) ∫ ( )
1 (𝜋−𝜋/𝑀) 𝑔
with 𝑖 = 1, 2 is the first derivative of 𝐿𝑖 (𝛾). 𝑃𝑠𝑇𝑖 = Φ𝛾 𝑇 𝑖 𝑑𝜃, (14)
From [14, Eq. (8.486.12)] and [14, Eq. (6.621.3)], (10) can 𝜋 0 sin2 𝜃
be calculated in closed-form as
where 𝑔 = sin2 (𝜋/𝑀 ).
2𝑚𝑚
𝑚
∑ 𝑖 −1 𝑚
∑ ∑ 1 (𝑝𝑗 )
𝑗 −1 𝑝𝑗
𝑖 (𝑚𝑗 − 1)!
𝑖
The exact SER expression given in (14) readily enables us
Φ𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝑠) = − 𝑚𝑖
𝛾¯𝑖 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 𝑝𝑗 ! 𝑘 to evaluate the SER performance by utilizing some efficient
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
numerical integration techniques.
( )( )− 𝜎𝑖2+1 ( ) 2𝑝𝑗 +𝜎 𝑖 +1
𝑚𝑖 − 1 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 2
×
𝑝𝑖 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗
C. Average Sum-Rate
× [𝑏𝑖 𝑠1 + (𝛿𝑖 − (𝜎𝑖 + 1))𝑠2 + 𝑎𝑠3 ], (11)
The average sum-rate of the two-way relaying networks is
where
√ defined as the summation of average rate of T 1 and T 2 and
𝜋(2𝑎)𝜎𝑖 +1 Γ(𝛿𝑖 + 𝜎𝑖 + 2)Γ(𝛿𝑖 − 𝜎𝑖 ) can be shown as [13]
𝑠1 = −
(𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 + 𝑎)𝛿𝑖 +𝜎𝑖 +2 Γ(𝛿𝑖 + 32 ) { } ∑
( ) 2
∑ 1
2
3 3 𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 − 𝑎 𝑅sum = 𝔼𝛾𝑇𝑖 log2 (1 + 𝛾𝑇𝑖 ) = 𝑅sum,𝑇𝑖 . (15)
× 2 𝐹1 𝛿𝑖 + 𝜎𝑖 + 2, 𝜎𝑖 + ; 𝛿𝑖 + ; , 2
2 2 𝑏𝑖 + 𝑠 + 𝑎 𝑖=1 𝑖=1
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1) Integer values of 𝑚: Based on (9), we can rewrite the 𝐻temp2 =


summand of (15) as ⎡  ⎤
1  (2, 1)
𝑏𝑖 −𝑎 
⎢  (1, 1) , (1, 1) ; ( 12 , 1) ⎥
∑ 1 (𝑝𝑗 ) ⎢  ⎥,
1,2,0,1,2
1 2𝑚𝑚
𝑚
∑ 𝑖 −1 𝑚
∑ 𝑗 −1 𝑝𝑗 𝐻1,[2:1],0,[2:2] 
𝑖 (𝑚𝑗 − 1)! ⎣ ⎦
𝑖

𝑅sum,𝑇𝑖 =−  −−
2 ln 2 𝛾¯𝑖𝑚𝑖 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 𝑝𝑗 ! 𝑘 2𝑎  (1, 1) , (0, 1) ; (𝜎𝑖 , 1), (−𝜎𝑖 , 1)
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0 𝑏𝑖 −𝑎
( )( )− 𝜎𝑖2+1 ( ) 2𝑝𝑗 +𝜎 𝑖 +1
𝑚𝑖 − 1 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 2
× and 𝜉𝑖 = 𝜎𝑖 + 1.
𝑝𝑖 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗
∫ ∞ The average sum-rate in two-way AF relaying network over
× [𝐿′1 (𝛾)𝐿2 (𝛾) + 𝐿1 (𝛾)𝐿′2 (𝛾)] ln(1 + 𝛾) 𝑑𝛾. (16) Nakagami-𝑚 fading channels with integer values of 𝑚 can be
0
evaluated by using (18). As can be seen from (18), the fading
After some elementary manipulation, (16) can be expressed parameter 𝑚 affects the average sum-rate performance.
as When 𝑚 = 1, our obtained average sum-rate reduces to
[13, Eq. (15)].
1 2𝑚𝑚
𝑚
∑ 𝑖 −1 𝑚
∑ ∑ 1 (𝑝𝑗 )
𝑗 −1 𝑝𝑗
2) Integer plus one-half values of 𝑚: Based on (7), we can
𝑖 (𝑚𝑗 − 1)!
𝑖

𝑅sum,𝑇𝑖 = − rewrite the summand of (15) as


2 ln 2 𝛾¯𝑖𝑚𝑖 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 𝑝𝑗 ! 𝑘
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
( )( )− 𝜎𝑖2+1 ( )𝑝 + 𝜎𝑖 +1 𝑚𝑖 − 12 𝑚𝑗 − 12 ⌊ 𝛼+1
∑ ∑ ∑ 2 ⌋ √
𝑚𝑖 − 1 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 𝑗 2 1 𝜋
× 𝑅sum,𝑇𝑖 =
𝑝𝑖 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗 2 ln 2 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 )
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
× (𝑡1 + 𝑡2 + 𝑡3 ), (17) ( ) 𝑚2𝑖 − 14 ( ) 𝑚2𝑗 − 14
𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 (−1)𝑘 (𝛼 + 1)!(2𝑐𝑖 )𝛼+1−2𝑘 E
×
where 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗 2𝛼+1 𝑘!(𝛼 + 1 − 2𝑘)!
∫ ∞
∫ ∞ ×
2 2𝛼−2𝑘−1
𝑒−𝑐𝑖 𝛾 𝛾 2 ln(1 + 𝛾) 𝑑𝛾. (19)
𝑡1 = −𝑏𝑖 𝛾 𝛿𝑖 𝑒−𝑏𝑖 𝛾 ln (1 + 𝛾) 𝐾𝜎𝑖 +1 (𝑎𝛾) 𝑑𝛾, 0
0
Finally, using [14, Eq.(4.352.1)] yields the closed-form ex-
𝑡2 = (𝛿𝑖 − 𝜎𝑖 − 1)
∫ ∞ pression of the summand 𝑅sum,𝑇𝑖 which helps us to obtain
× 𝛾 𝛿𝑖 −1 𝑒−𝑏𝑖 𝛾 ln (1 + 𝛾) 𝐾𝜎𝑖 +1 (𝑎𝛾) 𝑑𝛾, the average sum-rate as follows:
∫ ∞ 0 1 1 𝛼+1
2 𝑚𝑖 − 𝑚𝑗 − ⌊ 2 ⌋ √
𝑡3 = −𝑎 𝛾 𝛿𝑖 𝑒−𝑏𝑖 𝛾 ln (1 + 𝛾) 𝐾𝜎𝑖 (𝑎𝛾) 𝑑𝛾. 1 ∑ ∑2 ∑2 ∑ 𝜋
𝑅sum =
0 2 ln 2 𝑖=1 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 )
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
( ) 𝑚2𝑖 − 14 ( ) 𝑚2𝑗 − 14
∫ ∞to evaluate 𝑅sum,𝑇𝑖 , we will utilize the result of
In order 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 (−1)𝑘 (𝛼 + 1)!(2𝑐𝑖 )𝛼+1−2𝑘 E
𝐽 = 0 𝑥𝑚 𝑒−𝑝𝑥 ln(1 + 𝑥)𝐾𝑛 (𝑞𝑥)𝑑𝑥, which is derived in ×
𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗 2𝛼+1 𝑘!(𝛼 + 1 − 2𝑘)!
Appendix D. Applying (37) into (17) yields the closed-form
expression of the summand 𝑅sum,𝑇𝑖 which helps us to obtain × 𝑅T𝑖 ,𝐷 , (20)
the average sum-rate 𝑅sum as follows: where
2 𝑚𝑖 −1 𝑚 𝑗 −1 𝑝𝑗 + 1; 𝑐2𝑖 )
1 𝐹1 (𝑢; 𝑢
1 ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ 2𝑚𝑚𝑖 (𝑚𝑗 − 1)! 1
𝑖 𝑅𝑇𝑖 ,𝐷 = 𝜋 − 𝑐−2𝑢
𝑖 Γ(𝑢)
𝑅sum =− 𝑢 sin(𝑢𝜋)
2 ln 2 𝑖=1 𝑝 =0 𝑝 =0 𝛾¯𝑖𝑚𝑖 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝑝𝑗 ! [ 2
]
2 𝐹2 (1, 1; 2, 2 − 𝑢; 𝑐𝑖 ) 2
𝑖 𝑗 𝑘=0
( )( )( )− 𝜎𝑖2+1 ( )𝑝 + 𝜎𝑖 +1 × 2 ln 𝑐𝑖 − 𝜓(𝑢) + 𝑐𝑖 , (21)
𝑝𝑗 𝑚𝑖 − 1 𝑚𝑖 2𝑚𝑗 𝑗 2 1−𝑢
×
𝑘 𝑝𝑖 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑗 and 𝜓(⋅) denotes the Euler psi function [14, Eq.(8.360.1)],
× (𝑅𝑇𝑖 ,𝐴 + 𝑅𝑇𝑖 ,𝐵 + 𝑅𝑇𝑖 ,𝐶 ), (18) j = 1, 2 and j ∕= i.
Again, it can also be seen from (20), average sum-rate
where performance depends on the fading severity parameter 𝑚.
√ When 𝑚 = 0.5, our result given in (20) becomes the average
𝑅𝑇𝑖 ,𝐴 = − 𝑏𝑖 𝜋 (𝑏𝑖 − 𝑎)−𝛿𝑖 −1 × 𝐻temp1 , sum-rate of two-way AF relaying network over one-sided
√ −𝛿 Gaussian distribution fading channel.
𝑅𝑇𝑖 ,𝐵 = (𝛿𝑖 − 𝜎𝑖 − 1) 𝜋 (𝑏𝑖 − 𝑎) 𝑖 × 𝐻temp1 ,
√ −𝛿 −1
𝑅𝑇𝑖 ,𝐶 = − 𝑎 𝜋 (𝑏𝑖 − 𝑎) 𝑖 × 𝐻temp2 ,
IV. N UMERICAL R ESULTS
In this section, simulation is provided to demonstrate the
𝐻temp1 = validity and usefulness of our analytical expressions. For
⎡  ⎤ numerical results, the special function in the formulas can
1  (2, 1)
𝑏𝑖 −𝑎  be easily evaluated by using common mathematical software
⎢  (1, 1) , (1, 1) ; ( 12 , 1) ⎥
1,2,0,1,2
𝐻1,[2:1],0,[2:2] ⎢  ⎥, packages such as Mathematica or Maple. In order to compare
⎣  −− ⎦
 the results in [13], we also consider two examples: 1) i.i.d. case
2𝑎  (1, 1) , (0, 1) ; (𝜉𝑖 , 1), (−𝜉𝑖 , 1)
𝑏𝑖 −𝑎 (e.g., Ω1 = Ω2 = 1) and 2) i.n.i.d. case (e.g., Ω1 = 3, Ω2 = 5).
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0 0
10 10

−1 −1
10 10

Average Symbol Error Rate


−2 −2
10 10
Outage Probability

−3 −3
10 Ω =1,Ω =1,m =1,m =1 10 Ω =1,Ω =1,m =1,m =1
1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=1,m2=1 Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=1,m2=1
−4 −4
10 Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=1,m2=2 10 Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=1,m2=2
Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=1,m2=2 Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=1,m2=2
−5
10 Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=2,m2=3 −5
10 Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=2,m2=3
Ω =3,Ω =5,m =2,m =3 Ω =3,Ω =5,m =2,m =3
1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2

−6 Theoretical −6 Theoretical
10 10
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
γ (dB) γ (dB)
0 0

Fig. 2. Outage probability for the two-way AF relaying at terminal T 2 with Fig. 4. Average SER for the two-way AF relaying at terminal T 2 with
integer values of m. integer values of m.
0
10 0
10

−1
−1
10 10

Average Symbol Error Rate


Outage Probability

−2
10
−2
10
Ω =1,Ω =1,m =0.5,m =0.5
1 2 1 2
Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=0.5,m2=0.5
Ω =3,Ω =5,m =0.5,m =0.5
1 2 1 2 −3
10 Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=0.5,m2=0.5
Ω =1,Ω =1,m =0.5,m =1.5
1 2 1 2
−3 Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=0.5,m2=1.5
10 Ω =3,Ω =5,m =0.5,m =1.5
1 2 1 2
Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=0.5,m2=1.5
Ω =1,Ω =1,m =1.5,m =2.5 −4
10
1 2 1 2
Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=1.5,m2=2.5
Ω =3,Ω =5,m =1.5,m =2.5
1 2 1 2
Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=1.5,m2=2.5
−4 Theoretical
10 −5 Theoretical
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 10
γ0 (dB) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
γ0 (dB)

Fig. 3. Outage probability for the two-way AF relaying at terminal T 2 with


integer plus one-half values of m. Fig. 5. Average SER for the two-way AF relaying at terminal T 2 with
integer plus one-half values of m.

Different fading conditions, such as different fading parame-


ters, are considered. The Rayleigh faded performance is also 𝑚2 = 2.5, an SNR gain of 10 dB can be achieved (for i.n.i.d
plotted. The solid lines in Figs. 2-7 show the theoretical results case, see Fig. 5).
for outage probability, average SER and average sum-rate, Fig. 6 and Fig. 7 show the average sum-rate performance. It
which are obtained by the analytical expressions in this paper, can also be seen that the simulation results closely match with
while the other lines represent the simulation results. the analytical ones. As expected, improved fading parameter in
Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 draw respectively the outage probabil- two links can increase average sum-rate. For instance, when
ity versus 𝛾0 with 𝛾𝑡ℎ = 3 at terminal 𝑇2 when fading average sum-rate equals to 2, when fading parameter from
parameter is integer and integer plus one-half. As can be 𝑚1 = 0.5, 𝑚2 = 0.5 to 𝑚1 = 1.5, 𝑚2 = 2.5, a SNR gain of
clearly seen from both figures, analytical and simulated outage 5 dB can be achieved (for i.n.i.d case, see Fig. 7).
probability curves match excellently. As expected, improved Note that for Rayleigh fading channels, all results confirm
fading severity conditions or fading conditions in two links with the counterparts in [13].
can significantly lower outage probability. For example, when
an outage probability equals to 10−2 , when fading parameters
change from 𝑚1 = 1, 𝑚2 = 1 to 𝑚1 = 2, 𝑚2 = 3, an SNR
gain of 15 dB can be achieved (for i.i.d case, see Fig. 2). V. C ONCLUSIONS
Fig. 4 and Fig. 5 present the average SER results for
QPSK modulation at terminal 𝑇2 , respectively for fading In this paper, we have derived exact expressions of outage
parameter being integer and integer plus one-half. We see that probability, average SER, and average sum-rate for two-
the simulation results also closely match with the analytical way AF relaying networks under i.n.i.d. Nakagami-𝑚 fading
ones. Results show that the average SER performance can channels with integer and integer plus one-half values of
be significantly improved for various fading parameters. For fading parameters. We have shown that our results reduce to
example, when average SER equals to 10−1 , when fading the previously published work for Rayleigh fading channels
parameters change from 𝑚1 = 0.5, 𝑚2 = 0.5 to 𝑚1 = 1.5, as special cases. Our analysis has been verified by simulation.
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12 11
Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=1,m2=1 Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=0.5,m2=0.5
10
Ω =3,Ω =5,m =1,m =1 Ω =3,Ω =5,m =0.5,m =0.5
1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
10 9
Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=1,m2=2 Ω =1,Ω =1,m =0.5,m =1.5
1 2 1 2
Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=1,m2=2 8 Ω =3,Ω =5,m =0.5,m =1.5
1 2 1 2
8 Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=2,m2=3 Ω1=1,Ω2=1,m1=1.5,m2=2.5
Average Sum−Rate

Average Sum−Rate
7
Ω1=3,Ω2=5,m1=2,m2=3 Ω =3,Ω =5,m =1.5,m =2.5
6 1 2 1 2
6 Theoretical Theoretical
5

4
4
3

2 2

0 0
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
γ (dB) γ (dB)
0 0

Fig. 6. Average sum-rate for the two-way AF relaying with integer values Fig. 7. Average sum-rate for the two-way AF relaying with integer plus
of m. one-half values of m.

A PPENDIX Using (26) and (27), after a simple transformation of the


A. Proof of Theorem 1 variables, 𝐼3 (𝛾) can be given by
By using (8), the CDF of 𝛾𝑇𝑖 , 𝐹𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾) can be expressed as 𝑐−1 ∑
∑ 𝑘 ( )
(2ℓ)𝑘 𝑘
∫ ∞ [ ] 𝐼3 (𝛾) = (𝑐 − 1)!𝑒−2ℓ
𝛾𝑖 𝛾𝑗 𝑘! 𝑣
𝐹𝛾𝑇𝑖 (𝛾) = Pr ≤ 𝛾 ∣𝛾𝑖 𝑓𝛾𝑖 (𝛾𝑖 ) 𝑑𝛾𝑖 ∫ ( 𝑘=0
𝑣=0
)( )𝑣
2𝛾𝑖 + 𝛾𝑗 ∞
2ℓ𝑦 𝑦
∫0 𝛾 [ ] × 𝑥𝑎−1 exp −𝑏𝑥 − 𝑑𝑥. (28)
2𝛾𝛾𝑖 𝑥−𝑦 𝑥−𝑦
= Pr 𝛾𝑗 ≥ ∣𝛾𝑖 𝑓𝛾𝑖 (𝛾𝑖 ) 𝑑𝛾𝑖 𝑦
0 𝛾𝑖 − 𝛾
∫ ∞ [ ] The inner integral of (28) can be solved by using [14,
2𝛾𝛾𝑖
+ Pr 𝛾𝑗 ≤ ∣𝛾𝑖 𝑓𝛾𝑖 (𝛾𝑖 ) 𝑑𝛾𝑖 Eq. (3.471.9)], resulting in
𝛾 𝛾𝑖 − 𝛾
𝑐−1 ∑
∑ 𝑘 ∑
𝑎−1 ( )( )
= 𝐼1 (𝛾) + 𝐼2 (𝛾), (22) −2ℓ−𝑏𝑦 (2ℓ)𝑘 𝑘 𝑎−1
𝐼3 (𝛾) = (𝑐 − 1)!𝑒
where 𝑘! 𝑣 𝑟
𝑘=0 𝑣=0 𝑟=0
∫ 𝛾 ( ) 𝑟−𝑣+1
2ℓ𝑦 2 √
𝐼1 (𝛾) = 𝑓𝛾𝑖 (𝛾𝑖 ) 𝑑𝛾𝑖 × 𝑦 𝑎−𝑟+𝑣−1 2 𝐾𝑣−𝑟−1 (2 2ℓ𝑦𝑏). (29)
0 𝑏
Γ (𝑚𝑖 , (𝑚𝑖 /¯
𝛾𝑖 ) 𝛾)
= 𝐹𝛾𝑖 (𝛾) = 1 − , (23) With the help of (22), (23), (24) and (29), we get (4).
Γ (𝑚𝑖 )
∫ ∞ ) (
2𝛾𝛾𝑖 B. Proof of Theorem 2
𝐼2 (𝛾) = 𝐹𝛾𝑗𝑓𝛾𝑖 (𝛾𝑖 ) 𝑑𝛾𝑖
𝛾 𝛾𝑖 − 𝛾 We can rewrite (1) as follows:
Γ (𝑚𝑖 , (𝑚𝑖 /¯
𝛾𝑖 ) 𝛾) 𝑚𝑚
𝑖
𝑖

= − 𝑚𝑖 𝐼3 (𝛾), (24) 1
Γ (𝑚𝑖 ) 𝛾¯𝑖 Γ(𝑚𝑖 )Γ(𝑚𝑗 ) 𝛾𝑇𝑖 = , (30)
𝑋𝑖 + 𝑋𝑗
and
∫ ∞ ( ) where 𝑋𝑖 = 1/𝛾𝑖 , 𝑋𝑗 = 2/𝛾𝑗 .

𝑚𝑖 𝛾 𝑖 2𝛾𝑖 𝑚𝑗 𝛾
𝐼3 (𝛾) = 𝛾𝑖𝑚𝑖 −1 𝑒 𝛾
¯𝑖
Γ 𝑚𝑗 , 𝑑𝛾𝑖 . (25)
𝛾 𝛾𝑖 − 𝛾 𝛾¯𝑗 ∫∞
𝑠
Φ𝑋𝑖 (𝑠) = 𝔼𝑋𝑖 {exp (−𝑠𝑋𝑖 )} = 𝑒− 𝛾 𝑓𝛾𝑖 (𝛾) 𝑑𝛾. (31)
The integral 𝐼3 (𝛾) in (25) can be written in its general form
as 0
∫ ∞ ( )
𝑎−1 −𝑏𝑥 2ℓ𝑦 Substituting (2) into (31) and using [14, Eq.(3.471.9)], we get
𝐼3 (𝛾) = 𝑥 𝑒 Γ 𝑐, 2ℓ + 𝑑𝑥, (26)
𝑦 𝑥−𝑦 ( ) 𝑚𝑖 ( √ )
2 𝑚𝑖 𝑠 2 𝑚𝑖 𝑠
where 𝑎, 𝑐 are positive integers and 𝑏, ℓ are real numbers. By Φ𝑋𝑖 (𝑠) = 𝐾 𝑚𝑖 2 . (32)
Γ(𝑚𝑖 ) 𝛾¯𝑖 𝛾¯𝑖
using [14, Eq. (8.352.2)] and [14, Eq. (1.111)], the incomplete
gamma function of the integral in (26) can be expressed as Similarly, we get
( ) ( ) ( ) 𝑚2𝑗 ( √ )
2ℓ𝑦 2ℓ𝑦 2 2𝑚𝑗 𝑠 2𝑚𝑗 𝑠
Γ 𝑐, 2ℓ + = (𝑐 − 1)! exp −2ℓ − Φ𝑋𝑗 (𝑠) = 𝐾 𝑚𝑗 2 . (33)
𝑥−𝑦 𝑥−𝑦 Γ (𝑚𝑗 ) 𝛾¯𝑗 𝛾¯𝑗
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∑ 𝑘 𝑘
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⎡ 1  ⎤ gree in Computer Science from the Southwest Jiao-

𝑝−𝑞  (2, 1) tong University, PRC, in 1987, and Ph.D. degree
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× 𝐻1,[2:1],0,[2:2] ⎣  ⎦
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′ ′
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Ltd, RSP (1996), IEEE Press (2003,2006) and Springer (2004) and Nova
Science (2007), respectively. His research interests include spread-spectrum
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Trung Q. Duong was born in HoiAn town, Quang Sweden as a research staff working toward his Ph.D. degree in radio
Nam province, Vietnam, in 1979. He received the communications. He is the author or coauthor of some 50 technical papers in
B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Ho Chi the area of wireless and mobile communications. His current research interests
Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam in include cross-layer optimization, cooperative communications, cognitive radio
2002, and the M.Sc. degree in computer engineering networks, and applied game theory in wireless systems.
from Kyung Hee University, South Korea, in 2005.
In April 2004, he joined the faculty of electri- Xianfu Lei is with Institute of Mobile Communi-
cal engineering of Ho Chi Minh City University cations (IMC), Key Lab of Information Coding and
of Transport, Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Transmission, Southwest Jiaotong University, China.
Korean Government IT Scholarship Program for He is serving as the treasurer of IEEE Information
International Graduate Students from 2003 to 2007. Theory Society Chengdu Chapter. He served as
He was awarded the Best Paper Award of IEEE Student Paper Contest - workshop co-chair of PerMedia’10. He serves as
IEEE Seoul Section in December 2006 and was listed in the finalist for the publication chair for IWSDA’11 and TPC member
best paper award at the IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, San Diego, for Globecom’11, ICC’11, WCNC’11, VTC’11, etc.
U.S.A. in 2009. He has been acting as an active reviewer for numerous His research interests include digital communica-
journals/conferences and a TPC member for more than 10 conferences. He has tions over fading channels, relay-assisted and coop-
been a TPC co-chair of the International Workshop on Multimedia Streaming erative communications, cognitive communications,
(MultiStreams2011) and a visiting scholar at Polytechnic Institute of New wireless communication theory, etc.
York University from December 2009 to January 2010. In December 2007,
he joined the Radio Communication Group, Blekinge Institute of Technology,